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with his call to have action now. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. fourth time we have hugged survivors. the fourth time we have consoled the families of victims. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complexed and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or present every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. surely we can do better than this. >> that moment is what the "washington post" is calling president obama's enough is enough speech. joining me now, now by the way a consultant to mayors against illegal guns. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> our article is why we wanted you on as a guest here. you said the only thing i experienced similar to this moment was the oklahoma city bombing where another american killed scores of people and you referred to this and used the word
? why can't there be legislative action immediately if there's the desire of the people and overwhelming numbers show 57% if not higher asking americans if they want stricter gun controls, that i say yes. why does it have to be one or the other, mental health or some type of reasonable or sensible common sense ban on certain weapons? >> m-o-n-e-y. the republican party gets 80% or 90% of the money the nra dolls out to buy them and as a result it's always everything except for the gun but the reality is and people are smarter than this, there's always been mental illness. there's always been evil in our society. but what we now have is unrestricted access to military-style killing machines with bullets that were used to riddle the babies' bodies on friday. designed to maximize soft tissue damage. i mean, come on. and these members of congress look the other way and say it's everything but. they're just in the pocket of the nra and the democrats haven't been much better. we can get real substantive national gun laws that could save real people's lives and we can stop allowing congress to le
to that on party principal. you have seen republican groups like heritage action and club for growth recommend a no vote on plan b. it's a big question whether john boehner has 218 votes to get the back up plan passed through the house. >> the plan b for people who are not familiar would raise taxes on incomes above $1 million, but does nothing to deal with the across the board spending cuts known as the sequester which we talked so much about, entitlement spending and provisions that the president brought up today. he pointed out laj cally the plan makes no sense when you look at what the republicans said they want to do, particularly attack spending cuts and spending in the country and does not address that. >> the timing is also very important too. this plan b that house speaker john boehner is proposing came after president obama made his biggest concessions in the cliskal cliff debate. as well as actually proposing adjustments to the cost of living adjustments to social security. both of which liberals were not happy about, but they were concessions none the less. then the republicans go
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it gets down to. >> we talked about the options in our first read. they can file legal actions charging the process and violated the states and opened meetings act and overturned it bypassing a voter initiated law. are those two long shot options there? >> well, there will be a lot of litigation. no question about that. they will do everything they can in court and maybe that's the best chance of success. in terms of an initiative or referendum, the bill that passed the legislature innoculates the law for being challenged in a referendum. it's got an appropriation in it. i don't see a way you will get an initiative drive that could do anything before 2014 which is say regular election. there could be recalls, but guess what. today the republicans are voting on a bill to amend and reform the recall law here in michigan to make it tougher to recall legislators. >> that would box in any recall there. let me bring you in as well on this. there was an article that i read that discussed the labor mistake or the mistake that is really not talking about the history and the value that these unio
certain actions take place, or had to be planned to take place, we have the president of the united states go over and have a cheerleading ridiculing of republicans exercise in speaking to the people of the united states of america. >> he's kind of -- maybe harsher lack wage than you did a short time ago and you said maybe the president could have chose a different time? i guess are you on board -- i shouldn't say on board but what senator mccain says, we expect the republicans to criticize the president and pretty much everything he does but was the timing wrong and is mccain that off in what he's saying there? >> i'm not going to hash out everything that the president said in the way that he said but it is a fact that this congress has allowed this to progress to a point at the stroke of midnight tonight facing the fiscal cliff. he articulated that in the way he did. i don't think that's going to impact the negotiations. i understand that nerves are going to fray at this important time but look, we need to get this done. i think that the action that is a result of the congress's inaction
's restructuring. and will save they say $1.1 million a year in expenses. it's the first actions by the it'sight back. actions by the again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> time now for the "news nation" gut check. listen to "the washington post" reporter and author bob woodward discussing the deadlock over the fiscal cliff. take a listen. >> it's groundhog day. who's playing bill murray? and i mean, such a repetition. it's the same players at the same seats at the table with same doctrine and so, you know, where this goes -- i think anyone who thinks they know is wrong. >> so what does your gut tell you? anyone who thinks they know where this is going is
the information that nbc reported regarding the syrian military and its actions right now. >> to be clear the precursor of chemicals or at least a couple that actually when combined chemically create that deadly nerve gas. we've been told by u.s. sources those precursor chemicals have been preloaded now into aerial bombs that could be dropped from the fighter bombers onto the syrian people. as of this afternoon there is still no indication that the syrians have actually put -- attempted to put those weapons on aircraft or that there's been a final fatal order from president assad to carry out any kind of attack. so it appears right now that they are in at least the preparation mode, but they're really just one step away from actually carrying out those chemical weapons attacks. we heard secretary panetta say today that the latest intelligence on what's going on with those chemical weapons is very concerns to have specifically. in regard to the remark from one u.s. official that if president assad actually gives the order to go ahead and carry out the attack, there's very little that the o
put up billboards urging action, urging people to call on their members of congress. john, what is your reaction to what we saw from nra today? >> this is consistent behavior and consistent response and absolute nonsense. it's also old news. there were two armed guards at columbine high school. the fbi was even out gunned at waco by david koresh with a tennessee made assault rifle that he blew up a tank with and killed police officers. all these weapons are readily available from private gun dealers without a background check in 33 states and thousands of gun shows. it's absolute insanity to arm and put in armed guards at every police station, at every school. then you have to do every mall. look law enforcement officers carry pistols with 13 rounds and congress has given criminals ability to buy assault weapons in 100 round clips without detection at gun shows and 33 states. the nra's response to make, you know, guns more accessible should make it very easy for congress to once and for all, for the first time since 1994, find their back bone, stand up to the dangerous nra polic
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that, in fact, the president and speaker boehner were making progress and the action by speaker boehner and the republicans is about republicans -- i was going to say talking to each other, talking to republicans but really not moving us forward at all. there's no question what they're going to pass if they can find the republican votes to do it, which is, you know, to move forward on a tax plan that doesn't really reduce the deficit and doesn't deal with really the kind of agreement we have to have that would reduce the deficit in a serious way and protect the middle class and grow the economy in the future. this is not making progress. and we should be concerned that speaker boehner has got to come back to the table. has got to be able to find that common ground and he has to do it with some republicans and some democrats. and to the degree he's just talking to his own conference, it's not going to get us there. >> we know that the speaker has not met with the president since i believe it was monday but do you believe that speaker boehner is acting in good faith as far as negotiations
to the economy? we don't know. the result from that could purr action. >> we spent a lot of time about the tax rates. we haven't talked about the payroll tax. they go up. any idea whether this temporary deal would address those matters as well or is it going to focus on the tax rates and the spending cuts? >> one thing is an extension of unemployment insurance and millions of americans collect unemployment insurance. democrats see it as dimilative for the economy. they buy groceries and gas and they are not saving it. it helps growth. democrats would like to see that in exchange. republicans would want snag is say sweeter deal than coming forward in the new year. as far as the payroll tax cut, what it does to social security on both sides, could it be part of it? perhaps. unemployment is the thing that president obama would most likely see attached to any deal. >> luke russert on this wednesday. >> take care. good to see you. >> new reaction to the fact that chuck hegel will be nominated by the secretary of defense. saying "give chuck a chance." friedman writing " because he has rather bluntly
bob costas expressed his views on the tragedy. >> in the coming days, javon belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows. but here wrote jason whitlock is what i said. if javon belcher didn't possess a gun, he and cassandra perkins would both be alive today. >> joining me now you always have an interesting perspective on this. we don't know a lot of details. things are trickling in about the person life of javon and his girlfriend here. what are your thoughts on this? >> i think it's a great tragedy that that game was even played. that game shouldn't have been played. the nfl should have stepped in and said some things are more important than football. the time line in and of itself is barbaric. at 8:00 a.m. javon belcher kills kasandra perkins. by 8:10 he has a gun to his head in front of his head coach and time president. by 10:00 a.m. the nfl has already informed the carolina panthers that they need to be in kansas city the next day to play a game, and by 3:00 p.m. the nfl is putting out press releases saying, wait a minute the gam
" reporting that some investors are taking preemptive action to get ahead of things, moving and selling investments offload stocks, expanding charitable donations and expanding tax shelters if you have enough cash to do something like that, preparing for the end of the year. the nutshell, the people with the cash waiting or at least making a plan to do something with it if these shenanigans if i can call it that continue in washington. >> i think most individuals, however, don't know what they should be doing or if they should be doing anything. i think it's a very hard debate for people to follow and i base that on discussing this subject each and every day on the radio and taking phone calls on it. my one surprise about boehner is that if the speaker was going to take to the floor and try and curry favor with his members and the public and doesn't just concede raising taxes for the wealthiest of americans because i do believe that would then shift the onus back toward the white house for spending cuts but he just doesn't bring himself fully to say that which i think would trigger this
connection with. >> okay. >> so that's the action in hoboken but, you know, the initial report that someone was shot there, as far as we know, that information isn't correct. >> pete williams, justice correspondent with the latest on the investigation, pete, thank you so much. the news there. that the death toll at this point has risen. the death toll is up by one. again, there are three people still in the hospital. we do not know whether those are three adults, whether they're three children. we know at least three people in the hospital right now. we are expecting to hear from president obama at 3:15. he is going to address this tragedy. we also just found out a short time house speaker john boehner ordered the flags on capitol hill at half staff to honor the victims and you can see there the flag not at half staff but some point here that flag and all of the others on federal buildings in the nation's capital lowered to half staff. dr. ian smith joining me now on the phone. dr. smith, i understand that you are from newtown, connecticut. for folks not familiar with that small town, what
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